UK: Clyde & Co Appoints New Partner To Strengthen Trade Finance Offering
Last Updated: 9 August 2016

Robert Parson, a leading lawyer in the trade & commodities sector, joins Clyde & Co's London office to further enhance the firm's eminent Global Trade Finance team.

With over [25] years' experience Robert has an unrivalled knowledge of trade and commodities and the financial structures which support the industry. He joins from Reed Smith where he was a Partner in the Energy & Natural Resources Group. Prior to joining Reed Smith Robert spent six years at Clyde & Co.

He specialises in commodity and trade finance law; structuring deals and complex cross border financing arrangements for major banks, traders and other participants in the global trade market.

Marko Kraljevic, Partner at Clyde & Co, comments: "We're delighted to welcome Robert back to Clyde & Co. He is a recognised market leader in his field and will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the firm."

"We have the privilege of working for some of the best known commodity trading clients and, ultimately, our goal is to provide them with a high quality service, which meets all of their key requirements.  With increased price volatility, complex and bespoke trade finance deals are becoming increasingly prevalent in in the market and demand for sophisticated legal advice in this field is continuing to grow as traders, investors and banks explore new ways of financing global trade. With Robert on board, supported by the firm's global network, we will be even better equipped to assist our clients."

Robert Parson comments: "I am very pleased to be returning to Clyde & Co and re-joining the firm's leading global trade finance practice. The firm has grown significantly since I was here previously, it has an enviable international framework and depth of resource across trade and commodities, which means it is very well placed to continue to grow in this area and serve its clients effectively."

Clyde & Co's Global Trade Finance practice provides deep sector knowledge and the ability to advise right across the supply chain. The group was awarded 'Best Legal Firm' at the 2015 Commodities Now awards and is ranked in band 2 by Legal 500. 

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